Macy's, Best Buy expanding same-day delivery to Pittsburgh
Macy's and Best Buy both announced Thursday that they are adding same-day delivery in several new markets, including Pittsburgh.
For Macy's, the item must be available at your local brick-and-mortar store, and orders must be submitted by 1 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and by 11 a.m. Sundays, Macy's says.
At checkout, select the “same-day delivery” option, and Macy's says you'll be sent a picture of your driver, an estimated arrival time and GPS order tracking.
The fee for same-day delivery service is $8 for all online purchases that meet Macy's $99 free shipping threshold and $8 plus standard shipping costs for anything less. Macy's Inc. announced its first roll out of same-day delivery in 2014 and has continued to expand the service.
Best Buy will expand its same-day delivery service on Sept. 6 to Pittsburgh and 13 others cities. Customers can place an order online as late as 3 p.m. and receive the package by 9 that night. Same-day delivery is available seven days a week — with Sunday deadlines an hour earlier. Best Buy has cut its fee to $5.99 per order from $14.99.
The expansion brings the service to 27 metropolitan markets. That number should reach nearly 40 cities by the winter holidays, Best Buy says.
Macy's is working with Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup Deliv, backed by United Parcel Service, while Best Buy is now working with two companies including its original partner Deliv to handle the deliveries.